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A-League Team In Talks To Sign Former Arsenal Midfielder Jack Wilshere

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A-League Team In Talks To Sign Former Arsenal Midfielder Jack Wilshere

Former Arsenal and England midfielder Jack Wilshere is still without a club since leaving Bournemouth, but it seems he could be offered a career lifeline Down Under.

According to FTBL, A-League team the Newcastle Jets have launched a bid to sign Wilshere and are currently in talks with his agent.

After parting ways with the Cherries at the end of last season, the PFA Young Player Of The Year for 2011 has struggled to find a new club.

Jack Wilshere. Credit: PA
Jack Wilshere. Credit: PA
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With an injury history as lengthy as his, it appears teams aren't willing to take a gamble on the former Three Lions international.

Now, though, Australian side the Jets have come out of nowhere and registered their interest in acquiring Wilshere's services.

Reports suggest the club have held talks with the 29-year-old's agent Neil Fewings, although there have been no updates on negotiations just yet.

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Wilshere, who raked up nearly 200 appearances for Arsenal over a 10-year period, has spoken openly about not attracting any offers from clubs.

He even admitted that the lack of interest has even made him contemplate hanging up the boots altogether, despite arguably being in his peak playing years.

When asked during an interview with The Athletic if retirement has crossed his mind, Wilshere said: "Yeah, that does cross my mind quite a lot.

Wilshere also had a stint with West Ham. Credit: PA
Wilshere also had a stint with West Ham. Credit: PA
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"I'm waking up in the mornings at the moment and I'm thinking, 'Right, I need to go and train somewhere'. Normally it's on my own... OK, I've been training with a club in pre-season but that's finished now.

"I'm back to waking up, training on my own and finding that motivation. And the question I keep asking myself at the moment is: What am I doing it for?

"I said to my agent I don't want to be in that position where I'm waiting and waiting and before you know it January comes and I've almost wasted another season.

"I'm not getting any younger and I don't want that. I did that last year, so to do it again... I feel like I'd be wasting my time."

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Wilshere's brutally-honest thoughts on his future clearly hit home with a few people - in particular, former Gunners teammate Mikel Arteta.

It was only last week that Wilshere received an offer from the Arsenal gaffer to train with the struggling Premier League giants, before also being contacted by League One outfit Wigan.

Despite a few offers coming through the door, Wilshere's future in football remains uncertain though until he signs on a dotted line somewhere.

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Topics: Football News, Football, Jack Wilshere, A-League, Arsenal, Transfer news, Australia

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